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This project is a living example of how individual homeowners can help improve the local environment through the use of native vegetation and xeriscape gardens. The project replaced grass and invasive species along 150 yards of stream bank with native Hawaiian plants that can be used for soil stabilization, biofiltration, and water conservation. Visitors can walk the garden pathways to see how plantings might appear in their own backyards.
Participants will Help with soil stabilization, bio-filtration, and water conservation by planting native Hawaiian varietals, gain a chance to identify native plants, learn their growing patterns, how to properly propagate, and where to plant different species to maximize their environmental benefits.
- Visit the windward side of the island and immerse in native vegetation
- Learn about native plants and their importance to the ecosystem
- Help clear invasive plant species using small hand tools
- Make new friends in the community
- Ideal for keiki (youth participants)
- Free parking available
- Stroll along Hawai’i’s largest wetland & view native waterbirds
Know Before You Join
- Ability to perform gardening tasks while bending, kneeling, lifting, and stretching
- Ideal for volunteers of all ages. Participants under age 16 must have adult supervision; ages 16 – 18 must have signed permission from a parent or legal guardian. Waiver for all participants can be signed onsite
- No drop-ins; must sign up in advance
- Group sizes have been limited to adhere to State and CDC guidelines
- Masks and social distancing may be required